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#1 bikerchic

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 04:00 PM

can guppys tails grow back -_- , cos my small male guppys tail has been bitten and so has hes side fin :/ . He seems happy enuff and swimming about ok :fish: Sorry if this sounds such a silly question :*)

#2 MartinB

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 04:05 PM

Yes. Guppys tails do not stop growing.

#3 bikerchic

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 04:06 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww thx for that, much appreciated. :cool:

#4 MamaPish

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:07 PM

yes.........they do,
but I have one that was bit off as a baby....and his brothers have huge tails...and his has been very slow to grow back...they are adults now, and his is at about 1/2 the size of the others. :/

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:39 AM

When guppies lose their tails many times they can get fin rot which can end up killing the fish. I had a guppy whose tail was nipped and then just started disintegrating.

#6 MartinB

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:01 AM

I have a male guppy who had allmost all his tail niped off by a swordtail.
But he is doing well and his tail is growing back very slowly.

#7 Doggfather

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:47 AM

i'm not sure if it will grow back...but you'll want to raise the temperature to try stop whats left of the tail getting infected

#8 bikerchic

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:34 PM

:( Sadly he just died, poor little thing :(

#9 MartinB

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:50 PM

:rip:

#10 ruffmeister

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:57 PM

yup they do grow mine got fin rot at an early stage and has not totally grown back and looks great




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